What must be said about Wikileaks, they are fair. They Post climate change data while the new Trump administration is a non-believer. This clearly shows shows their neutrality. Saving data wherever…
Source: Wikileaks and NASA
What are NOTAMs and why must they be respected?
Not a lawyer but believe this is key. “location that could affect the safety of the flight.“
January 19, 2017 was a very special day for launching a very special satellite
The next satellite of the U.S. Air Force’s Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) at Lockheed Martin’s Sunnyvale, California, satellite manufacturing facility prior to its scheduled 2016 launch. SBIRS GEO Flight 3 is the latest addition to a family of satellites that delivers timely, reliable and accurate missile warning and infrared surveillance information to the President of the United States, the Secretary of Defense, combatant commanders, the intelligence community and other key decision makers.
The NOTAM’s were fully expressed per law by the authorities
These are keep out zones
This launched was scrubbed (cancelled) because the NOTAM’s were NOT respected.
This is not the first time rocket launches have been halted. One NASA Orb-3 mission for the ISS on a contracted Orbital Antares rocket had to be canceled. The launch of the Orb-3 mission was scrubbed due to safety concerns of a sailboat entering the exclusion zone less than ten minutes before launch.
NOTAM’s must be respected.
The text and story was written long ago, but more information has come to light, and some rework needs to be done.
NASA’s Management of its Commercial Crew Program – November 2013
NASA Inspector General Paul Martin issued a report examining NASA’s efforts to partner with private industry to develop a “commercial crew” capability to transport U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station.
Quick note: NASA procurement of seats from Russia were 70 million dollars each.
NASA’s Commercial Crew Program: Update on Development and Certification Efforts
The Office of Inspector General evaluated the status of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program under which private U.S. companies will transport NASA astronauts to the International Space Station.
September 1,2016 Report
Quick note: NASA procurement of seats from Russia were increased to over 80 million dollars each.